Sep 9, 2012 1:30am EDT
're for obama. (laughter) >> that blew me away i worked hard for it, but we spend it. that's ridiculous, that's crazy. and i just don't get it. by the way, i thought the democratic convention was so mean-spirited, so anti-american, that it's hard for me to believe this country is tilting in that direction. >> i was-- i'm fascinated by the political strategy here, just without taking a side, the democrats are out there saying, we want -- you know, we love the free market system, we just want to create this safety net just in case you have another 2008. the republicans saying, kind of the flip side of that. now, we're free market, but we are -- we are making these cuts so we can, you know, just in case anything happens, you do have a safety net. and they're both coming out with a sort interesting variations on the same theme. >> neil: you know, ben stein. you have to look at it. one thing i did notice is that both are very comfortable like i said, their own respective skin. and republicans are a funny time with, you know, mitt romney early on and embracing bain capital and an intra party fight
Sep 22, 2012 7:30am PDT
our friend mr. obama was on tv, he didn't know how much the debt was. he did not know what the national debt that is incredible. what else does he have to think about? >> i think he knew very well, i think he knew very well. >> wouldn't say it. >> he definitely knew. >> and charlie, what do you make of this? i understand where ben is coming from, and maybe just, we can't get money out of this group, but you can't tell me 47% of us are in the position where we can't. so that puts the onus on the upper income, that puts it on the other half. >> and define what you mean by upper income. it's clearly not the warren buffetts of the the world. >> it's you, it's you. >> it's families that live in california, that live in new york that make combined income, combined of $200,000 a year, who has maybe five kids, and need to put them through school, who are considered by this president and by people who want to raise taxes as greedy millionaires and billionaires. and that is the sort of hipocracy of the whole notion, the tax debate that we're having now. when you talk about tax, incom
Sep 30, 2012 1:30am EDT
offered a plan, president obama hasn't done any of that. he disavowed bowles simpson and offered all the it i haves -- alternative plans. the even bowles simpson, it didn't address the primary driver of our debt. health care programs. starting going bankrupt. i don't want a pass a bill to fix the fiscal crisis when i know it doesn't fix the fiscal crisis. >> neil: he's saying it didn't go far enough. charles payne, ben stein, dagen mcdowell and adam lashinsky and charlie gasperino. >> i think it was a good place to start, to ryan's point, it was with respect to social security or medical spending, you know, and the ideal spending cap. if we adhere to spending caps we wouldn't be in this position in the first place, so i take his point although i think it would have been a good starting point for everyone to say, okay, let's start with this and then go from there. ben stein? >> we've gotten ourselves into a such a deep hole and everyone wants to avoid tax, tax, tax, we can't. yes, they've got it cut it, and going to have to do financials, we don't want to do it, we've got to. >> neil:
Sep 16, 2012 1:30am EDT
the wall street journal, this was a big fat campaign contribution to mr. barack obama by ben bernanke and boy, did he try and separate himself from the politics of this and talked about it in a press conference this past week saying it's only about the economy, but you look at how that market reacted the day of this announcement. >> neil: oh, sure. >> the federal reserve could have waited, as well-telegraphed as this has been changed the date that interest rates would stay at zero, not done anything else, waited until after the november elections, but he decided not to and hallelujah. >> neil: and mitt romney's made clear he would not replace ben bernanke with ben bernanke. he wants someone else. and he said this throughout the primary campaign. the president has been very supportive of bernanke. and i'm just wondering whether it's bernanke's way of saying, i remember what you said, governor, and remember what you've done, mr. president. >> i would just say this to dagen and people who think it's political. have you seen the recent economic statistics and-- >> it's not political ands'